Last night’s full moon, and the eclipse that covered it on into Tuesday morning, marked the darkest night of the year, but brought us into the light. This year was dark and hard for so many of us: the loss of loved ones, the Gulf disaster, the escalation of war, the destruction of economies, large and small. . . .

But, with the sun returning and the nights shortening, there is hope. With this solstice, I hope that positive changes can rise and continue rising, that the voices of the people can lift up in a chorus–cacophony and harmony are in the ears of the listener–and move us forward to peace and prosperity.

This solstice, let us make wishes for ourselves, for our neighborhoods, cities, states, and countries. . . and the world.

Happy Solstice.

Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.